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Economy

QC Career Fair Begins its 15th Year

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Quad City Times
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The QC' Largest Career Fair, February 2016
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What's billed as "The Quad Cities Largest Career Fair" begins its 15th year on Wednesday. Hundreds of job seekers and about 70 companies and organizations will meet at the iWireless Center in Moline.

One of the sponsors is the Quad City Times, and marketing manager Melissa Christensen says the career fair is held twice a year - in February and October.

"We keep it going because we continually see our numbers grow - in terms of vendors and job seekers. So each year and each show we see different people coming in because they've heard about it and the success of it."

A wide range of companies and organizations will set up tables, looking for everything from fork lift drivers and blackjack dealers, to machinists, cooks, and nurses. 

For those looking for a job, Christensen says bring several copies of your resume, and dress appropriately because many employers conduct interviews at the fair.

"You can send companies your resume day in and day out but that face to face interaction speaks a lot more and I think that's the benefit of attending a career fair."

The Quad Cities Largest Career Fair on Wednesday runs from 11:30 am to 4 pm, at the iWireless Center. 

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.